On this day: The Lord's Supper

On this day, from John's Gospel, we hear of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples as they reclined at table during supper.

"I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do."

And from Paul's Letter to the Corinthians, we hear of Jesus giving his disciples bread and wine.

"The Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, 'This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.'”

Do you know who bakes the altar bread you receive in remembrance of Jesus? It could be the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. For over a century, they have been making bread for the sacred liturgy.

"Our pioneer sisters baked breads over an open fire in a cast iron baker with hinged plates and a long handle. In 1910 when we started distributing breads, production methods began to change. With advanced technology and the help of dedicated employees, production has grown to over 2 million breads baked each week at our monastery in Clyde, Missouri. . . . It has been our privilege to supply bread for churches in the US, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Canada, Ireland, Russia, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and on the high seas."

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